Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.
Atlanta, GA-based WILLY\’S MEXICANA GRILL (founded 1995) has increased by 2 units, from 21 to 23 (10% growth). This fast casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations serve beer and wine, with seating for around 60. Catering and online ordering services are available. Trading areas are FL and GA. We last featured this concept on 5/21/13 (5% growth).
Colorado-based BURGER LOUNGE (founded 2007) has increased by 1 unit, from 11 to 12 (9% growth). This is a fast casual concept, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 40. Online ordering is available. All the locations are in CA. We featured this concept on 6/18/13 (38% growth).
Dallas, TX-based DICKEY\’S BBQ PIT (founded 1941) has increased by 71 units, from 348 to 419 (20% growth). The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Most locations serve beer wine (some have full bar service). Average seating is for around 150. Catering and online ordering services are available. All units are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, and WY. We featured this company on 2/5/13 (29% growth) and on 12/10/13 (13% growth).
CAPITAL GRILLE (Darden Restaurants) based in Orlando, FL (founded 1990) has increased by 7 units, from 49 to 56 (14% growth) and expanded into OH and TN. These are upscale steakhouses with full bar and seating for around 250. Meal periods are lunch and dinner. Per person check average is around $15-$50+. Locations are in AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, TN, TX, VA, WA and WI. We last wrote about this concept on 7/31/13 (7% growth).